Published May 15, 2012
Court records show George Zimmerman had a pair of black eyes, a nose fracture and two cuts to the back of his head after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Zimmerman was treated Feb. 27 at Altamonte Family Practice, according to the AP.
It seems that Florida's Stand Your Ground law actually has nothing to do with this case, then. Zimmerman, by his own account and that of the eyewitness, John, was pinned down having his head banged on the concrete by Trayvon when he finally shot the 17 year old.
You can't run or "stand your ground" when you are pinned down. You have no choice. If this is self-defense, then it is of the common type. Zimmerman was detained by Martin and suffering bodily harm from all evidence and from the eyewitness account.
Photo from the night of Zimmerman's encounter with Treyvon Martin: